Michael Pelaze, a Dayton native who lives in Cincinnati, told WHIO News Center 7 he showed up because “I was hoping something fun would go down.
“I immediately knew it was a joke. It was pretty obvious.” Pelaze said that the Facebook group event promoting the concert was posted this week.
Pelaze said he was hoping people would take advantage of the weird, arbitrary and viral things that happens on the Internet.
There was no way the band was ever going to come to Dayton, Pelaze said. “There is an underground, cultural following still that still loves that band.”
Pelaze said people were driving by, singing song lyrics from their windows of their vehicles.
“It’s fun to see that something so weird can still pick up that steam.”
The Dayton Police Department took to Twitter in response to claims that Limp Bizkit would play an impromptu show in Dayton.
The ads are false, according to police.
Limp Bizkit also responded to the social event.
The non-event and the fallout from it played out on social media.